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6 Ways to Deal With the Waiting Game of Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

No one enjoys waiting. But, the waiting game gets more serious when you are waiting on cancer. Whether you are waiting for news of your diagnosis, scans, or waiting to be done with this whole business - waiting can be hard. Here are a few ways to deal with the waiting part of cancer from WhatNexters themselves. 

Deal With The Waiting Game Of Cancer

"I'm scared to ask "What next?" but it's all I can think about. All I can hope for is that things get better when you know I'm in treatment." - Rosina 

While you are ...

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7 Bad Habits You Might Want to Break

by Brittany McNabb.

Breaking bad habits - easier said than done, right? But if you've ever done it, you know how satisfying it can be to take control of your life. Here are 7 habits that you might need to give up. Especially after being diagnosed with cancer, you realize how important your health and your life are and that sometimes it takes a very deliberate effort to be healthy.

7 Bad Habits You Might Need To Give Up

Remember that customarily it takes about 3 weeks to break or form a habit. In fact, in a certain study done by Today Health, it...

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10 Signs You're Fighting Cancer Better than You Think

by Brittany McNabb.

If you're worried about having a week where you feel the doom and gloom of cancer, treatment, side effects, or fatigue, we are here to tell you that you are already fighting cancer better than you think. Fighting cancer is a full-time job and sometimes WhatNexters are too hard on themselves. Here are 10 signs you are fighting cancer better than you think. 

10 Signs You're Fighting Cancer Better Than You Think

1. You have reached out to other people with cancer.

Even the small step of joining the WhatNext community shows that you are...

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May Cancer Awareness Events

by GregP_WN.

May is a busy month for several areas of cancer awareness. These types of cancer are being highlighted in May:

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

From SkinCancerAwareness.Org With 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to take this...

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Overcoming the Harsh Reality of a Parent With Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

WhatNexter Amnap has experienced cancer from the point of view of a daughter who is supporting and loving her father through his cancer journey. Below is a real description, from the heart, of what it is like to have a parent with cancer. Alicia has been on an emotional roller coaster of finding out about her father's diagnosis, to remission, to finding out that his cancer is chronic and still waking up everyday and fighting.

Alicia And Her Family

Dad has cancer. How else am I supposed to say it?

Eight hours I...

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4 Valuable Life Lessons Cancer Teaches Us

by Brittany McNabb.

Along with the lasting side effects, battle scars, and life changes that cancer brings us, fortunately it can also bring a few valuable life lessons. Many WhatNexters say that once they have reached the light at the end of the tunnel - remission - they see that cancer has changed them in positive ways. Here are four valuable life lessons that WhatNexters themselves shared.

Valuable Life Lessons Cancer Teaches Us

1. Don't underestimate the power of human connection. 

WhatNext is a true testament to the power of human...

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10 Things Successful Cancer Fighters Tell Themselves

by Brittany McNabb.

Our inner monologue can either work for or against us. What you tell yourself, as a cancer fighter, can be a huge contributing factor to your attitude in your fight. Here are 10 things that cancer fighters tell themselves for daily inspiration. 

10 Things Successful Cancer Fighters Tell Themselves

1. "You can be strong enough to fight this."

Successful cancer fighters don't limit themselves to saying they cannot fight. Remember, cancer is not a disease that can be controlled, but you can control your mind. You can control what words and...

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9 Things to Know When You are Diagnosed With Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

Many WhatNexters can feel like they are entering this cancer business in the dark. But, once you've been diagnosed, fought like crazy, and come out on the other side - you might feel like an expert. This means that new cancer patients don't have to feel alone. Here are 9 things WhatNexters have shared about cancer that might help others before they are diagnosed or while they are fighting. 

9 Things To Know When You Are Diagnosed With Cancer

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5 Feelings of Anger When You Have Cancer and How to Manage Them

by Brittany McNabb.

Of the many emotions you experience when you are diagnosed with cancer, anger can be one of them. Though many WhatNexters have found a way to cope with anger, it is a daily struggle for some. You can wonder why you were diagnosed or misdiagnosed, you can feel like you are missing out on life, and you can wonder if you will ever feel normal again. Here are 5 feelings of anger and how others have learned to managed them.

Feelings Of Anger During Cancer And How To Manage Them

I get angry thinking...

1. Why me? Why did I get cancer?

"At first , I...

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From Getting Cancer Treatment to Giving Back - 14 Years of Survival

by Brittany McNabb.

WhatNexter chiefomni is a perfect an example of someone that was hit between the eyes with cancer but chose to fight, survive, and thrive. After a grueling journey with cancer, Bart decided to use his time and experience to educate others on esophageal cancer and what they can do to take their health into their own hands. Here is his story. 

From Getting Cancer Treatment To Giving Back

Warning Signs of Cancer

I happened to be on a business trip to Hamburg Germany when at dinner one night, a piece of steak got caught in my...

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